We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
When I say that I love you, I don't say it out of habit or to make conversation. I say it to remind you that you're the best thing that's ever happened to me.
The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Losing the future is the best thing that ever happened to me.
[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
That best academy, a mother's knee.
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
I cannot forget my mother, She is my bridge.
We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight.
A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.
The older I get, the more I feel.
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